Chapter 3 : The Date Part One- The Events Leading Up To
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“Are you looking for something Moony?” came the sing song voice of Sirius.
I spun quickly around on my heel to find him looking at me with a grin. My eyes darted over to what he held in his hand and saw that it was the shirt that I had so carefully picked out the night before.
“Give me my shirt Padfoot!” I yelled, bounding over his unmade bed in an attempt to get to him.
“Hey, I just made that bed,” Sirius exclaimed, sounding like he was upset.
“Yeah right,” I said, not for a moment believing him. “Even if you had made it you wouldn’t care if I messed it up. You are particular about that stuff like I am.”
“That’s true,” Sirius conceded, nodding his head.
“Now give me my shirt!” I said, tackling him to the ground.
I probably wouldn’t have been able to get him to the ground if he had been paying attention but I had caught him off guard. Quickly grabbing the shirt out of his hand I ran over to the other side of the dormitory and quickly pulled it on. He came flying toward me but I just shook my finger at him.
“Now now Pads, you don’t want to ruin my chances with Rose by completely messing up my appearance do you?” I said, knowing that if I said that he wouldn’t attack me. The dater in him wouldn’t let him.
Sirius grumbled something under his breath but he stopped and didn’t come any closer to me, instead choosing to collapse on his bed.
“You are mean sometimes, you know that Moony?” Sirius said as I ran a brush through my hair.
“I know,” I said proudly, using my hands to get my hair to look the way that I wanted it to. “But I’m family so you have to love me anyway.”
Sirius just glared at me but when I started to move away from the mirror he rolled his eyes and sighed in exasperation.
“At least put some product in your hair,” he said, moving to lie on his belly and started going through his trunk. “This is a date after all.”
“I don’t have product to put in my hair,” I said, watching him go through bottles and bottles of stuff in his trunk.
“Use mine,” he said, tossing me a red bottle. “Shake the bottle and then press on the nozzle to get some in your hand. Then get rub your hands together and then run your hands through your hair like you are trying to mess it up.”
I looked at him doubtfully but started shaking it when he gave me a pointed look. Turning to the mirror I could see the triumphant look on Sirius’s face but I ignored it. I shook the bottle for a few minutes before turning it upside down so that the nozzle was pointed at my hand.
“Here goes nothing,” I muttered, pressing the nozzle and watching as neon blue foam filled my hand.
“What was that Moony?” Sirius asked, the creaking of his bed signaling to me that he had gotten up.
“You expect me to put this junk in my hair?” I asked, holding the handful of foam away from me, not quite sure that I trusted anything that shade of blue.
“Well of course,” he said, coming up behind me. “Come on.”
He grabbed my arm and forced me to slap it on my head. I grimaced and closed my eyes, not wanting to see the blue on my hair.
“Now rub it in,” Sirius ordered. “Make sure that you get the ends also. It won’t look right if you don’t.”
Placing my other hand on my head I rubbed the foam in my hair quickly but still making sure that I got the ends. I wouldn’t want it to look dumb even if I were mad at Sirius for forcing me to touch my hair with that neon mess. Once my hands and hair were dry again I opened my eyes.
“SIRIUS!” I yelled as soon as I caught sight of my hair.
It was neon blue and sticking straight up. I couldn’t believe that he had done that to me. What was I going to do? I had a date with Rose? Then it hit me the one person that would know what to do that would help me without laughing their head off.
Pushing aside a Sirius that was laughing so hard that he was clutching his side I ran to the other side of the dormitory and down the stairs. As soon as I got to the bottom of the stairs I nearly gave myself whiplash looking back and forth in the common room in an attempt to find my friend. I caught sight of the red hair that was her trademark and sprinted over to her, panicking.
“Lil…Rose…date…help,” I gasped, trying to convey to her the severity of the situation.
Her emerald green eyes looked up at me and twinkled in amusement when she caught sight of my hair but didn’t laugh. A calculating look overtook her face before she said anything. I wished that she would hurry up so that I could hopefully grab something to eat before I was supposed to meet Rose by the front doors.
“Sirius?” she asked, cocking one eyebrow as she always did when I went to her for help when I needed myself cured of a prank.
I nodded and watched as she walked over to the dormitory stairs. I cringed and raised my hands to my ears in hopes of blocking out what I knew was coming but I wasn’t fast enough.
“BLACK!” she bellowed up the stairs, sounding very much like a Howler herself. “GET DOWN HERE NOW!”
She backed away from the stairs and I watched as Sirius came down at a leisurely pace, not at all effected by the volume that called him down. He leaned against the sidewall and crossed his arms before saying anything.
“Yes Evans?” he asked, sounding almost like he had no clue what he had done.
“What did you do to Remus’ hair?” she asked, her voice quiet but seeming loud in the silence of the room. Everybody found it amusing when Lily and Sirius would have one of their fights. They were more amusing than Lily when James was bothering her.
“I didn’t do anything to it,” he said. “Remus put product in his hair and that product turned his hair blue. I am completely innocent in this matter.”
“Product that you gave him?” she asked, her voice a bit louder than it had been before.
“Well yes but it isn’t like I made him put it in his hair, that was his choice,” Sirius said with a grin, no doubt thinking of how he had forced my hand onto my head.
“Yes you did make me Sirius now Lily, could we please move this along to the part where you fix my hair?” I asked before Lily could say anything in response to Sirius. “I have a date to get to and I would really rather not have blue hair that sticks out on my date.”
Lily nodded and came over to me, waving her wand in a complicated motion and saying a spell that I didn’t recognize. I felt the hair fall to the sides of my head and out of the corner of my eye I could see that it was back to its normal color.
“Thank you!” I yelled and quickly hugged her. “You may now continue with your discussion with Sirius.”
Her answer was lost as I ran up the stairs to the dormitory, grabbed a chocolate bar out of my trunk, and ran back down the stairs. When I reached the bottom I saw that Lily had indeed continued reprimanding Sirius but I didn’t care, the only thought in my mind was getting down to the Entrance Hall to meet Rose.
A/N- I hope that you all liked this chapter. The second part will be in the next chapter. I got the idea for the hair in the middle of the chapter and realized that if I put in the date the chapter would be super long so I split the chapter up into two parts. The second part should be up soon. Please leave a review and tell me what you think!
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